Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis (GIVA)

The GIVA group is responsible for teaching and research in geographic information science at the GIScience Center of the Department of Geography, together with the GIS and Geocomputation groups.

GIVA Mission

Discover and teach new insights on how to creatively design geographic information displays that encourage healthy engagements with the world.

Our Vision

Smart geographic information displays that offer equitable access to knowledge, are engaging to use, and empower all citizens to live a healthy and environmentally sustainable life, in a diverse, democratic, and mobile digital information society.

More on our research interests...

We develop adaptive visualizations of geographically relevant information for mobile, digital citizens
Emotions in New York City tweets during Covid-19
Flu in canton Bern, July 1918 - December 1919
Assessing the effectiveness of pedestrian navigation assistant systems
Dynamically changing map design based on neurofeedback and user emotions

News

  • Toward flexible visual analytics augmented through smooth display transitions
    Visual Informatics
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    Workshop report of the Schloss Dagstuhl Seminar 19192
    > "Visual Analytics for Sets over Time and Space"

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  • Real-time geospatial surveillance of localized emotional stress responses to COVID-19: a proof of concept analysis
    Health and Place
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    > givauzh.shinyapps.io/NYC_tweets/

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  • Besuchen Sie uns an der Scientifica 2021 – 3. bis 5. September 2021

    Wie macht uns das Navi der Zukunft schlauer? Können Sie den Weg zu Ihrem Lieblingscafé beschreiben? Welches ist der kürzeste Weg zur Parkbank mit der schönsten Aussicht von Zürich?

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  • Space-Time Dependence of Emotions on Twitter after a Natural Disaster
    Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 
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  • Does diet map with mortality? Ecological association of dietary patterns with chronic disease mortality and its spatial dependence in Switzerland
    British Journal of Nutrition
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  • Can Big Data Be Used to Monitor the Mental Health Consequences of COVID-19?
    Int J Public Health
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  • Geografische Daten der Schweiz für alle verfügbar
    Tagesschau vom 21.03.2021
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  • Geospatial Analysis of COVID-19: A Scoping Review
    Munazza Fatima 1, Kara J. O’Keefe, WenjiaWei, Sana Arshad and Oliver Gruebner
    Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health
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  • Public Health Interventions, Epidemic Growth, and Regional Variation of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic Outbreak in a Swiss Canton and Its Greater Regions
    Annals of Internal Medicine
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    > Press Release UZH

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  • Susceptibility of domain experts to color manipulation indicate a need for design principles in data visualization
    Markus Christen, Peter Brugger, Sara Irina Fabrikant
    PLOS ONE
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